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10-10-2004
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all those new names that have been invented recently for appropriate work attire seem a bit confusing... and a bit silly really...

smart casual??...who came up with that i wonder...

anyway, thanks for taking the time to answer...

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Originally posted by softgrey@Oct 10 2004, 05:47 PM
all those new names that have been invented recently for appropriate work attire seem a bit confusing... and a bit silly really...
I totally agree . I hear the term 'smart casual' all the time though. And some people at my work have been asked to wear a more 'formal' suit to go and meet clients. It's all too confusing!

I will be buying this outfit for work though.

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Smart casual = British version of what Americans would call "business casual."

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Okay, I have a portfolio review I have to stand up and give in a couple of weeks at work. Since I'll be in front of a crowded room (30 or so ppl), I feel the need to start picking out an outfit like.. now. This is what I was thinking... I have these fabulous tomato red pumps with off-white stitching on them that I've had for a couple of years. Believe me, they are cute. (sorry no pics at the moment). I was thinking of doing a basic, black (maybe jersey knit?) dress. Just visualizing something not too dressy (we are pretty casual at work for the most part, but I like to dress it up a little on presentation days). It doesn't even have to be a dress, maybe skirt and top. Pants.. eh.. maybe, but I wear jeans everyday here, I thought I'd spruce it up a little. Any help or suggestions would be mucho appreciated!!!

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what about a wrap dress - I was just given a black jersey wrap dress as a present & it is very versatile as its quite smart but can be dressed down too - over jeans or trousers. they are very feminine too & flattering to lots of different body shapes.

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Originally posted by helena@Oct 13 2004, 07:39 AM
what about a wrap dress - I was just given a black jersey wrap dress as a present & it is very versatile as its quite smart but can be dressed down too - over jeans or trousers. they are very feminine too & flattering to lots of different body shapes.
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Yes, that's kind of what I've been looking for. Do you know where yours came from? I need something fitted since I'm on the thin side, but also wanted it to be subtle so the shoes would stand out. I figure if people are looking at my shoes instead of my face, then I'll be less nervous.

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Or a fabulous little sheath dress. Very simple.

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that actually makes sense,,,thx boogie...

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What to wear to work
I made a quick search and couldn't find a related topic..so hope this isnt a double post

So anyways, I'm off for 8 months to Europe for an office job. I don't wanna pack alot of clothes, and already am in search for the perfect black suit and pumps/comfy shoes and bag

What do you think are the must have basic office pieces in general? (and particularly this season? Early 2005- Summer)

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White Suit (Dior Helmut Jacket)
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Thought this was cute

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Two new suits which are still highly feminine.
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Would you wear jeans to work as a professional?
I'm tempted to wear jeans to work, kicked up with a nice shirt, jacket, shoes, and jewelry. In a professional environment (not corporate), do you think jeans worn in this way would be acceptable? Or should I stick to trousers and skirts?

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